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SOUTH ST. LOUIS  COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-Charges were filed Friday morning against a man for beating his father to death with a baseball bat. Andrew Dunn, 31, is charged with first degree murder and one count of armed criminal action.  Investigators say he attacked his father, Dr. Terry Dunn, outside a state office building on south Lindbergh near Lemay Ferry around 10:00am Thursday.

Dr. Dunn was a consultant to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). He had provided psychological consulting services to the department for more than a dozen years.

Dunn, 61, was described in a DESE news release by a state spokesman as a "valued medical consultant who was well liked by staff."

Terry Lee Dunn received his Ph.D. in counseling from St. Louis University in 1998.

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